Camp Granny

A "Grand" Parade of Mistakes

Author: Rebecca McKeever

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 149071457X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 36

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Camp Granny takes place one week each summer. This year, it gets off to a bumpy start. Big storms delay five of the six cousins. Becca arrives first and discovers she has forgotten her favorite stuffed animal. She and Granny come up with a collage art project to recreate her toy friend. As the cousins eventually arrive at camp, Becca plays art teacher, and everyone makes their own art projects. Events beyond their control coupled with artistic errors allow the cousins to incorporate their own ideas along the way. Rainy days give the kids and Granny time to make several projects each. New ideas abound. Each cousins contribution to the process is shared with their parents in a parade at the end of the campa grand parade of mistakes. Eighteen sample projects make up a parade showing the progression of mishaps and their various solutions. Granny and the older cousins add shading, background, and even realism. Every artist, regardless of age or skill, will find a sample that appeals to them. Instructions are included to create your own collage picture including an animal pattern. What will you discover by making mistakes? Materials kit for making ten collage projects is available separately.

Camp Granny

Author: Sharon Lovejoy

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761164537

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 3298


"For green grandparents everywhere and the young lives they touch." —RICHARD LOUV, AUTHOR OF LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS Make leaf rubbings, blow jumbo bubbles, bake Moon Pizzas, create a firefly lantern. More than an activity book, CAMP GRANNY is an interactivity book, filled with 130 projects that connect grandparents and grandchildren through nature—in the kitchen, the garden, and the art room. Illustrated with evocative photographs and the author’s watercolors, CAMP GRANNY is a book about being adventurous, about being curious, about noticing and really seeing things—about instilling a lifelong sense of wonder. Please note: CAMP GRANNY was previously sold under the title Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars.

My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!)

Author: Alison DeCamp

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385390467

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1542


For history lovers and journal fans comes a “hilarious and heartbreaking . . . 99–100% fantastic” (A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal) story about a boy on a mission to find his long-lost father in the logging camps of Michigan. There are many things that 11-year-old Stanley Slater would like to have in life—most of all, a father. But what if Stan’s missing dad isn’t “dearly departed” after all? Armed with his stupendous scrapbook, full of black-and-white 19th-century advertisements and photos, Stan’s attempt to locate his long-lost hero/cowboy/outlaw dad is a near-death adventure fraught with pesky relatives, killer lumberjacks, and poisonous pies! His tale will leave readers in stitches, but not the kind that require medical attention. Praise for My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!) “A knee-slapper of a debut featuring a narrator who is rather less than 99 percent reliable but 100 percent engaging.” —Kirkus Reviews “[An] exuberant first novel.” —Publishers Weekly “Stan’s story is full of his hilarious misunderstandings and overactive imagination. Interspersed throughout are pictures and news clippings embellished with wisecrack remarks, speech bubbles, and the occasional mustache.” —Booklist From the Hardcover edition.

But Granny!

Author: John K. Finegan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438912935

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 3676


This book provides a look through my eyes living with bipolar disorder since childhood. I believed that life was a total loss by the time I was eighteen. The pesky thoughts of suicide have been a common theme throughout most of my life. I write about my experiences often with a poetic twist. My mental illness played a significant role in my marital discord. During my military career I experienced a hostile work environment, which exacerbated my mental condition. My autobiography is a series of mental "snapshots" of the funny, happy and serene as well as the nemesis of mental disease. I hope you will enjoy the look through my eyes.

Isabel Flick

The many lives of an extraordinary Aboriginal woman

Author: Isabel Flick,Heather Goodall

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741141230

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5746


The remarkable life story of a leading Aboriginal community activist who grew up in a camp in northern NSW, and worked on health, education and other social issues across the state.

A Diary of The Lady

My First Year As Editor

Author: Rachel Johnson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141963840

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 480

View: 3301


Rachel Johnson takes on the challenge of saving The Lady, Britain's oldest women's weekly, in her hilarious diary, A Diary of The Lady: My First Year and a Half as Editor. 'The whole place seemed completely bonkers: dusty, tatty, disorganized and impossibly old-fashioned, set in an age of doilies and flag-waving patriotism and jam still for tea, some sunny day.' Appointed editor of The Lady - the oldest women's weekly in the world - Rachel Johnson faced the challenge of a lifetime. For a start, how do you become an editor when you've never, well, edited? How do you turn a venerable title, full of ads for walk-in baths, during the worst recession ever? And forget doubling the circulation in a year - what on earth do you wear to work when you've spent the last fifteen years at home in sweatpants? Will Rachel save The Lady - or sink it? 'Action-packed, entertaining, marvellously indiscreet. Johnson is everything you want in a diarist and has a compulsive habit of saying the wrong thing' Sunday Times 'She's a loose cannon. All she thinks of is sex. You can't get her away from a penis' Mrs Julia Budworth, co-owner, The Lady 'A total romp, wonderfully readable, unflinchingly described' Guardian 'HYSTERICAL. For the first time, everyone is talking about The Lady for reasons other than nannies' Piers Morgan Rachel Johnson is a journalist who has written two previous novels and two volumes of diaries. The Mummy Diaries, Notting Hell, Shire Hell and A Diary of The Lady are all available now from Penguin.

Granny Yaga

Author: Vitali Vitaliev

Publisher: Thames River Press

ISBN: 1783081740

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 200

View: 9366


“‘Granny Yaga’ follows the switchback adventures of a boy called Danya (Danny), born in Eastern Europe, but now living in north London where the local she-dragons are notorious fighters, and any alert passer-by can spot Granny herself flying low over the British Museum. Danny becomes Granny’s aide-de-camp in a life-or-death duel with the demon Koshchei, fought out on the London underground, in disused stations, boarded-up houses and the enchanted skies over Crouch End, with back-up from the relatively orthodox magic of Yesterdayland (huts on chicken legs, talking cats, self-catering tablecloths) and the realpolitik of its neighbouring Soviet satellite, a land of cruel edicts and capricious tsars where the workers are permanently drunk, and the loo seats belonging to each family in a communal flat hang side by side on the wall ‘like luckless horseshoes’. A gripping read for all ages from Danny’s to Granny’s.” —Hilary Spurling

Coyote U

stories and teachings from the Secwepemc Education Institute

Author: Peter John Murphy,George P. Nicholas,Marianne Ignace,Secwepemc Education Institute

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780919441873

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2858



Sugar Camp

Author: Belle Estep

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 160976627X

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 956


The Ellis Family Saga begins.... On the last day of college, Cassandra Ellis receives a phone call destined to change the course of her life. Rushing to the bedside of her beloved grandfather, he reveals that she has been chosen to inherit the family's Kentucky homestead, putting her in charge of running the tobacco farm and lumber business, as well as raising the family's cattle and thoroughbred horses. What she does not know is that others exist who would do their utmost to see her fail-especially her ne'er-do-well uncle and a beautiful and cunning archrival from her past. It isn't long before trouble comes in the form of fields being set ablaze and missing foals. To carry out her grandfather's wishes, Cassie must overcome jealousy and treachery to save the Ellis homestead.